UPEI Cairo Campus Engineering Program Receives Canadian Accreditation, Egyptian Equivalency



The University of Prince Edward Island, Cairo Campus has announced that the accreditation of its Sustainable Design Engineering program has been renewed by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

The program as delivered via both campuses in Charlottetown and Cairo received this accreditation as one program, which upholds the exact quality of education in the two campuses, according to a press release.

The CEAB works under Engineers Canada, which is a signatory of The Washington Accord. The CEAB is responsible for the accreditation of all undergraduate engineering programs in Canada. Graduates of CEAB accredited programs can fulfill the requirements of professional engineer licensure in Canada. Therefore, if UPEI Cairo graduates are looking for a job in another country, this accreditation means that

employers everywhere will recognize their degree as being trustworthy.

At the same time, the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities has also approved the Sustainable Design Engineering program offered by UPEI Cairo. Accordingly, being a member of the Egyptian Engineering Syndicate is not something students should worry about when they consider enrolling in that discipline.

From Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Dr. Greg Keefe, UPEI President, and Vice-Chancellor (Interim) stated, “Congratulations to the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering on achieving this accreditation under the leadership of Dr. Wayne Peters, interim dean, and Dr. Rasha El Shafei, Associate Dean at UPEI Cairo. It is the result of the exemplary dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff in building this strong project-based degree program that it is now recognized in Canada and Egypt.”

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